HARRISON FORD (Captain Alexei Vostrikov) has established himself as the cinemas quintessential American hero. K-19: The Widowmaker is his 36th motion picture in a remarkable career that has spotlighted him in seven of the biggest blockbusters ever made.
Making his film debut in 1966 with a brief appearance as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the Chicago native moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career after attending Ripon College in Wisconsin. In 1973, he was cast in the popular American Graffiti, followed by a key supporting role in Francis Ford Coppolas The Conversation and the television production of Judgment: The Court Martial Of Lieutenant William Calley.
In 1977, Fords portrayal of Han Solo in Star Wars instantly established him as a major movie star. Since that time, his work has ranged from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies to such films as Hanover Street, The Frisco Kid and Apocalypse Now, as well as Witness, for which he received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
A prolific actor with an eclectic film career, Ford has received numerous other accolades, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2002 Golden Globes, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in The fugitive, Sabrina and The Mosquito Coast. At the end of the 20th century, he won the Peoples Choice Award as Favorite All-Time Movie Star, while People Magazine named him The Sexiest Man Alive. Characterized by a leading critic as always watchable, Harrison Ford was honored by The National Association of Theatre Owners as Star of the Century.
Scheduled to star in the fourth Indiana Jones film, Fords impressive past filmography includes working with major directors in such films as Ridley Scotts Blade Runner, Roman Polanskis Frantic, Mike Nichols Working Girl and Regarding Henry, Alan J. Pakulas Presumed Innocent and The Devils Own, Phillip Noyces Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, Wolfgang Petersens Air Force One, Ivan Reitmans Six Days Seven Nights and Sydney Pollacks Random Hearts.
Strongly committed to environmental concerns, Ford is actively involved in a number of conservation groups. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming, where he donated 389 acres of his property for a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust.